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Puyallup Tribe SORNA Implementation Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $391,617)

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (Pub. L. 109-248, 42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist state, local and tribal jurisdictions in developing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support substantial implementation of Title I of the AWA, known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration of those offenders.

The Puyallap Tribal Council will implement SORNA by developing and training a specialized SORNA unit/positions in tribal law enforcement which will monitor, register and actively ensure compliance of SORNA provisions. The specific initial registration procedures of the project will implement SORNA provisions by informing the sex offender of his or her duties and responsibilities. They will also establish multi-jurisdictional partnerships with other tribes and jurisdictions to share information, implement strategies and resolve critical multi-jurisdictional challenges.


Date Created: August 28, 2011